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How to Mentally Prepare for
Traveling with a Baby
Does the thought of traveling with a baby give you an instant dose of stress? Traveling with a baby a big undertaking, there's no joke about it. But I believe one of the big keys to experiencing baby-travel-success is to correctly prepare yourself mentally. Baby travel requires stamina and a correct mental posture.
Here are 4 quick ways to mentally prepare for traveling with a baby...
How to mentally Prepare for
Traveling with a Baby:
- Do little acts of bravery every day.
- Be comfortable with potentially "messy situations".
- Have a learners mentality.
- Be excited!!
01 | Do Little Acts of Bravery Every Day.
If you take one thing away from this blog post, let it be this: little acts of bravery every day make the big acts of bravery much less scary or overwhelming. Traveling with a baby is a big undertaking if you aren't used to taking your baby places or pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. However, when you regularly push yourself (and your baby) to try new things, travel becomes much less overwhelming!
02 | Be Comfortable with Potentially "Messy Situations".
I wish I could say that baby travel is all smooth-sailing, but that would be untruthful of me. The reality is that there will be awkward, uncomfortable, and/or "messy" (figuratively or literally) moments that happen. Go into traveling expecting these to happen, and comfortable with the possibility. A contingency plan also never hurt anyone!
03 | Have a Learner's Mentality.
"In every mess there is a message." I say it often because it's true! In fact, I believe in this notion so much that I started an entire magazine based on the idea. When you're traveling with a baby, take every experience (positive or negative) and see how you can learn from it. What changes can you implement on future trips to make your (and your baby's) experience easier and more enjoyable? Like I said in tips #2, there will likely be some "messy situations" that pop up. Take these messes and look for the "message" that can be learned!
04 | Be Excited!!
Travel alone warrants some excitement, but on a serious note, babies are experts at reading the room. If you're stressed, chances are your baby will pick up on it. Are you overwhelmed? Your baby probably already knows! Try your best to act excited about traveling so that your baby doesn't learn to associate any negative feelings with travel. Plus, it's good for the soul to get excited about things. So get excited!
Remember that traveling with a baby is a joy and a privilege. Not everyone has the luxury to do so, so enjoy every sweet moment and make the most of it! Practice little acts of bravery every day, and remember that in every mess there is a message.
Thank you as always for stopping by my little corner of the internet. If you've ever felt stress about traveling with a baby I hope you found this post helpful and encouraging!
Cheering you on always!